12-21-2016 Research Notes


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Field measurements of ground, surface, ladder, and crown fuels 2-32 years following Dendroctonus ponderosae epidemics in the Pinus contorta zone of south-central Oregon





Is the limit on the rows per page 999?

I just tried this:


Also tried this:


But earlier when I looked at this:


I can see that there should be 3008 results… again odd since “Research Data Archive” supposedly has just 270 datasets.

USDA Forest Service

From: Geoffrey Bilder [mailto:gbilder [ a t ]crossref.org]

Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:41 PM

To: Jessel, Tanner – FS <tjessel [ a t ] fs.fed.us>

Subject: Re: How to get USDA Forest Service R&D a DOI?

The number you quote is interesting for two reasons:

1) RDS supposedly has only 247 datasets

2) R&D has 47,725 publications in Treesearch (https://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/)


Do you know if there is a tool where I can explore items under that 10.273 code?

Yes- our REST API. See documentation at http://api.crossref.org.

(by the way – is there an official word for that part of a DOI? I’ve always just said “it’s the unique identifier for the publisher” but I suspect there is a more precise name?)

It is called the "prefix.| It isn’t the identifier for the publisher- it is just the namespace under which the DOI was generated. When journals change publishers existing DOIs do not change prefixes (hence that "persistence " word). There is an actual Crossref member ID as well. In the case of USDA Forest Service it is 1450. So you can start to see the metadata for the publications by looking at:


You can also search using a UI at http://search.crossref.org

The total items with a DOI that you quoted (over 10K) makes me suspect some of our PNW publications *might* have a DOI already assigned, and PNW Research Station is as yet unaware of the existence of those DOIs.

That sounds likely. Should be easy to use the API to automatically look them up.

The Pacific Northwest Research Station has 929 publications of the type “General Technical Report” (see link below):


So your instincts are correct. The first item listed in the above is "Community biomass handbook. Volume 3: How wood energy is revitalizing rural Alaska".

If you look in Crossref Metadata Search- volumes 1 & 2 of that same title have DOIs (though they are not shown on the landing page), but it looks like Volume 3 does not.

One last question – do you happen to have a contact on your end for who to get in touch with associated with the 10.273 code?

Send email to support [ a t ] crossref.org and they should be able to get you the names of our contacts. Note that, as it is the holidays, they may be slow to respond to non-urgent requests.







Brett J. Butler


Created: 2015-06-10



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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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